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3-in-1 Day (2023)

Friday, March 10, 2023
Time: 1pm-4pm

Always on March 10th of each year.
Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington shared more than just their birthdays, they also were married on March 10th. 3-in-1 Day is our way of celebrating the 3 special events of their lives.

*Friends' Fundraiser

Gator Gauntlet 5K (2023)

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time: 10am until ??

Take part in this 5K run that takes you through the beauty of nature that Huntington Beach State Park has to offer. all proceeds will go to the overall improvement of the park and various projects to benefit the park. Ages 15 and up are allowed to participate in the race. 

*State Park Fundraiser

Huntington Beach State Park Kite Festival (2023)

Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 2023
Time: 11am-4pm

The festival features larger-than-life kites flown out on the beautiful beach front.
Enjoy live music, a variety of food trucks, and an array of different kids' activities including inflatable bouncy houses. this is a two-day event that is the price of park admission for each day.

*State Park Fundraiser

The 48th Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival (2023)

Date: September 22-24, 2023


Daily admission for the festival is $10 per adult (age 16 and older). 

Admission may be purchased at the festival gate in the park.

(If someone buys a large piece of art on Friday and needs to pick it up on Saturday, we aren't charging them to come in and pick up their art.)


Friday, Sept.  - gates open at noon and close at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept.  - gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept.  - gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

Featuring over 100 of the finest artisans, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts and local food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area’s finest musicians.

For more information call Huntington Beach State Park 843-237-4440

*State Park Fundraiser

Birds of Prey Day (2023)

Date April 1, 2023
Time: 10am-4pm

Birding walk: 10am
Flight Demonstration: 1pm

Enjoy a day of bird-themed programs including a birding walk, meeting some of the animals from the Brookgreen Garden's zoo, owl pellet dissections, and children's nature crafts.

The highlight of the day will be a free-flight live raptor demonstration by the Center for Birds of Prey on the lawn next to Atalaya.

*State Park Fundraiser

Atalaya Sleepover (2023)

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023

Sunday, November 12, 2023
Time: Check in: 4pm on Saturday

            Ends at 11 am on Sunday 

Ever wanted to spend the night in a castle? Well, here is your chance! Activities include s'mores & ghost stories by the campfire, a tour of the house, a scavenger hunt, a night time beach walk, morning wildlife walk, and much more. Dinner and a continental breakfast are included. A limited number of tents and sleeping pads are available to borrow.

$50/adult, $30/children ages 6-15.

Reservations begin August 1, 2023 or call the park's Naturalist's office at 843-235-8755 for more information.

*State Park Fundraiser

Atalaya Holiday Crafts Market (2023)

Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 11-4pm
Rain or Shine
Entertainment, Crafts, Food, Etc.
$5 Admission
Some of the details concerning activities:


**Food Vendors:

**Kids Craft Room:

**Variety of other Craft Vendors:

**Friends’ Grandma’s Kitchen: Baked goods

**Friends’ Craft Room:

Free Park Admission

*Friends' Fundraiser

Our Mission

The Friends of Huntington Beach State Park is a nonprofit organization that provides physical and monetary assistance for Huntington Beach State Park. The goal of the Friends is to improve the quality of the experience of visitors to the park. All proceeds (above cost) from our Fundraisers go directly to this park. Anyone can help the Friends achieve their goal by becoming a Volunteer or making a monetary donation.

Friends Application

**Click on the link below for the Volunteer Application or go to the Donation page to make a donation.

Application: Download file

Donations Page: Donations